Como was settled as a neighborhood in 1906 by African American domestic servants who bought the cheap lots and developed them with homes, gardens and even livestock. The neighborhood gained a great sense of community then, which continues to this day. Whether neighbors helping neighbors or more formal community involvement, Como still feels small despite its large footprint.
Como has numerous strong and vibrant churches, several public and private schools, the Como Community Center, B Sharp Youth Music Program, HOPE Farm and other opportunities for growth and involvement, including horses – yes, the cowboy culture and way of life remain strong in Como!
- 1.3 square miles
- 5,754 population
- $29,521 median household income
- 2.6 people average per household
Our Work Here
- Work Area: 36 blocks in the southeast quadrant
- Goals: 70-90 new homes
70-90 rehabbed homes
- Planned Investment: $8 M
- New Homes Built: 29*
- Homes Rehabbed: 24*
*As of Dec. 2016